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Pete:

You are making good progress. Once it is all trimmed up, I think it will look fine.

 

Russ

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Wow didn't realize your moved over to scratch build with keel 3 and 4. Beautiful work, and some nice engineering on the center board and rudder. I'm with Russ on that sheer line. This boat has so much character. Have you considered changing scale and building a monster 1:12. That would be a really nice display and would help in detailing.

 

Whatever you do, its good to see your having fun and I cant wait to see what next.

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Thanks Keith, Originally I was thinking of a bigger scale , I then decided to build the boat I've always wanted (The Herreshoff Buzzards Bay) and build it in a  3/4" = 1'- 0" Scale so that if I choose I could take it for a sail. ( I will be building a display version with all bent frames)

 

HI Harv, The frames are not to scale (about a 1/16" to large) the spacing in the cockpit is correct(Chapelle Drawing) (I still have to glue them in so at least the rib spacing will be accurate)

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This Morning has been exciting so far, as I am setting up the Frames on Keel 4 , I thought I would show some pics before I glue it together . I always set my base level to the waterline, That way all the frames are plumb to the waterline. (just remember square is square and Level is Level) Here are the results

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On Keel 4, I got all the frames and the transom attached ,and stained the bow side of frame 1 (i did not like the way it looked in the photos from this morning) next, I will bevel the rabbet line (bow) install the ribbands and keel strip. Here are the results

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Thank you Michael, This Boat is going together very smoothly. and right on the money, I am very pleased

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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On Keel 4 today, I installed the ribbands and keel strips , then a quick check of the centerboard, To make sure the keel strips were not installed to tight around the centerboard box. And the Centerboard still works properly. Here are the results

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Thank you Russ, I am enjoying building this one, and it was a challange to keep the open frames square and plumb, (1and 2) while installing the ribbands, It worked out well

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Thank you Micheal, Now that I have finished the kit and 1st scratch (Keel #1 ) I can focus on these 2 boat's more (and my Herreshoff)

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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My Internet was down last night, so here is the progress that was made on Keel 4 , all the frames have been Faired and is now ready for planking, On this one I am going to use 1/8" strips for planking ( I used 1/4 " on the previous builds) I am happy with the results thus far on Keel 4. Here are the results

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As the Holidays  approach , the build time becomes less time. On Keel  # 3  I installed the deck and trimmed the excess wood off the transom ,I then Installed my make shift rudder and tiller to make sure all is functioning properly, ( It does) and that tiller and rudder can be easily installed and removed from the boat  . (also works well)I also cut out for the companion way hatch so you can now see the figured Birch on frame 1. Here are the results

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Thank you Russ, Now that the deck is on, I can finish fairing the Hull and she will really take shape

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Today, I actually got to get some work in on keels 3 and 4. On Keel #3 I finished fairing the hull and installed the Cutwater. I also got the first coat of varnish on the hull. On Keel #4, I started planking the Hull, I went ahead with 1/4" for the first or top plank and I am using 1/8" the rest of the way Here are the results

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On Keel  #4 Today, I  got more of the planking installed ,  I am very pleased with how well this boat is going together, Here are the results

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Thank you Bob,  Its the most fun that I have had in years, I am glad that everyone is enjoying the builds

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Thank you Jakob, This Build Keel # 4 is going together so well, so I went with narrower planks 1/8"

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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The base Varnishing (3 coats) on Keel # 3 is complete. I am happy with the way the transom turned out Here are the results

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